Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers
Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers, 1885-2001 (Bulk: 1950-2000)
121 boxes, 26 flat file drawers, 16 rolls (69.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 303
Landscape architect, Instructor. Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, financial records, notes, plant lists, sketches, renderings, plans, photographs, drafts and typescripts of writings, and handouts prepared for teaching. The materials are primarily related to Ireys' professional life. The main subject of her papers is the approximately 800 gardens she designed over her sixty-five year career, a period of transition in the field of landscape architecture from the large private estates and grand public works projects of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the smaller scale ventures of the post-World War II world. Extensive Client Files reveal how designs evolved over time and also show her impressive knowledge of plants and careful selection for the site and situation.
Terms of Access and Use:
Restrictions on access:Restrictions on use:
The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the additional restriction that users of the client files must sign a written agreement to keep all names and street addresses of private clients confidential until January 1, 2031. Researchers must sign such an agreement before they are given access to the folder list for Series II. Client Files, and portions of the list for Series V. Photographs. These portions are not included in the online version of the finding aid.
Copyright is owned by Alice Ireys' three children until their deaths or until 2050, whichever comes sooner, at which time copyright will pass to Smith College. Those wishing to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must obtain permission. Copyright to materials authored or produced by persons other than Alice Recknagel Ireys may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
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